Village coordinates ‘A Night of Shining and Dining’ to support healthcare workers, first responders, local businesses

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 28, 2020) – Word is spreading quickly through social media about the April 1 opportunity to visibly and financially show support throughout the community. “Shine a Light on Lansing: a Night of Shining & Dining,” reads the headline of the Village-sponsored event. The Facebook Event … Read more

IDES addressing unprecedented volume of unemployment claims

Week of March 21 marks an increase of nearly 1,400% over last year information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – On March 26, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced they are taking additional steps to address the unprecedented volume of unemployment benefit … Read more

Gov. Pritzker announces income tax filing extension and small business aid

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 25, 2020) – Today Governor JB Pritzker announced a three-month extension of the income tax filing deadline and several new programs to provide more than $90 million in financial relief to small businesses across the state. “As this crisis has evolved, my team and … Read more

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, small business owners discuss COVID-19 impacts via conference call

information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly MATTESON, Ill. (March 23, 2020) – Congresswoman Robin Kelly hosted a conference call with local small business owners and chamber of commerce representatives, the first in her series discussing the economic and community impacts of the coronavirus. “The purpose of the call was to hear firsthand what … Read more